Feb 17, 2011

Mutton Paya / Aatukaal Paya



Idiyappam & Mutton Paya / Aatukaal Paya

Serves: 3 - 4

You will need

4 lamb legs ( 1 set )
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon oil
2 bay leaves
3 cloves
2 cardamoms
1 cinnamon stick
3 onions, finely chopped
3 teaspoon ginger - garlic paste ( fresh & homemade )
2 green chillies ( medium size ) , slit lengthwise
1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 spring curry leaves
1 tomato. finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
450 ml water ( 2 1/4 cup )
2 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves



Method

Wash and clean lamb leg ( finally wash well with turmeric powder - This kitchen tip is from our neighborhood meat shop owner Bhai ).

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Reduce heat to medium. Add bay leaf, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon and saute for 2 - 3 minutes until fragrant.

Add chopped onions and fry till golden color.

Add ginger - garlic paste and stir well for 2 - 3 minutes or until the raw smell goes.

Add turmeric powder, slit green chillies, curry leaves and pepper powder. Stir well for 1 - 2 minutes.

Add chopped tomato and salt to taste. Saute for 2 - 3 minutes.

Add lamb legs and stir well for 2 - 3 minutes.

Add 450 ml ( 2 1/4 cup ) water. Close pressure cooker lid and cook on high heat till 6 whistles. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 25 minutes or till done and soft. Switch off the heat and allow the cooker to cool naturally.

Open the lid. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve with Idiyappam / Chapati / Parotta / ... Idiyappam and Mutton paya is the best combination in Chettinad Cuisine.

Find here Idiyappam recipe : )

1 comment:

Priya said...

Wat a beautiful spread, tempting and delectable mutton paya..